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    Re: Sean

    Originally posted by MVEYES
    I'd really like to tear one down and 'soup' it up. I guess that will be my next adventure.


    :bbg: :D :cheers: Jerry
    Gor for it! It's one of my most favorite thing's to do....except for building them from scratch. As far as "souping" them up try over clocking the cpu.(Do so with care as i have toasted a couple along the way) :shiner:

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    Rich R said:
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    Running an E-machine 533 mhz
    56k modem
    Works for me.
    Rich R
    Sorry it took me so long to reply. :( I have never used a E-machine before. What's your opinion on the one you have? I have heard good thing's about them.But have never had the chance to use one.

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    cable does it:)

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    bbla,
    Looks like you don't share much bandwidth with your neighbors! :bbg:

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    Night Train,
    Very well put............indeed.:)

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    speed test!

    woohooo! a whopping 1742 downloadable (kbps) and 236 uploadable (kbps) I have a cable modem got to get one if your area has it !:p

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    Bachster,
    Welcome to the OB Btw that is fast.Who do you have for a cable co?

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    Thumbs up Thank's

    Anyone else want to give it a try?

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    I tested mine again just for kicks:

    ** Speed 1524(down)/290(up) kbps **
    (At least 30 times faster than a 56k modem)
    Finish.


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    Steve Machol said:
    I tested mine again just for kicks:
    Them speeds just make me sick....
    What does that cost a month Steve....

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    John R said:


    Them speeds just make me sick....
    What does that cost a month Steve....
    JohnR,
    I don't know about steve,but around here it runs $45 dollars a month. And to me it's worth every penny.
    :)

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    Ouch, does that include your line rental for the phone or is it just the cable connection...
    I am having serious thoughts about getting adsl here but thats going to be £25.00 to £30.00 a month instead of the £15.00 i pay for 24/7 56k dialup.... but we than have £12.00 a month for the line rental as well...
    and its only 512/256 max....

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    John R said:
    What does that cost a month Steve....
    I'm paying $39.00/mo for the high speed Internet cable service. I think with the current exchange rates that comes out to about £5, right? ;)


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    John R said:
    Ouch, does that include your line rental for the phone or is it just the cable connection...
    I am having serious thoughts about getting adsl here but thats going to be £25.00 to £30.00 a month instead of the £15.00 i pay for 24/7 56k dialup.... but we than have £12.00 a month for the line rental as well...
    and its only 512/256 max....
    JohnR,
    Actually you don't use a phone line like a DSL modem.It's done with a coaxil cable and as far as i know there is no "upfront" line rental.But they probably get that from me anyway in the monthly fee.

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    Coax... Our cable co's run on fibre optics....but i'm in a area thats not covered and the largest co (the one that covers my area) is as you say up to its head in debt... so seems to have slowed down on expansion if not stoped. So my only way forward is adsl.... Just got to purswade the mrs that its worth while :hammer: and that aint going to be easy as she say i spend far to much time on the puter as it is.....


    Very funny Steve, your maths is a bit wonky you been round pete or on the beer again.....£27.36 is more like it....

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    John R said:
    Coax... Our cable co's run on fibre optics....but i'm in a area thats not covered and the largest co (the one that covers my area) is as you say up to its head in debt... so seems to have slowed down on expansion if not stoped. So my only way forward is adsl.... Just got to purswade the mrs that its worth while :hammer: and that aint going to be easy as she say i spend far to much time on the puter as it is.....

    Nothing to shabby about DSL at all in fact when i first decided to dump my 56k modem i went for DSL but it was not in my area.........(it still isn't).Go for it...just think with such a fast connect speed your time on line will be cut by more than 3/4...how's that for persuasion...hint..hint.:cheers:

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    John R said:
    Very funny Steve, your maths is a bit wonky you been round pete or on the beer again.....£27.36 is more like it....
    Maybe. But that's like $343.67 Canadian - right Shwing? ;)


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    Question

    Steve,
    Do you have any background or knowledge of WAN networking?

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    Other than knowing that WAN stands for Wide Area Networking - not really.


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    Steve,
    Thanks for the reply..........The question was mainly for WAN filters.I dont know why in my above post i typed WAN Networking:shiner:

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    Sean said:

    Go for it...just think with such a fast connect speed your time on line will be cut by more than 3/4...how's that for persuasion...hint..hint.:cheers:
    Er dont think that line will work :bbg: all it means is i'll have to spend extra time online to make it worth while...;)
    I have put my order in and await a line test to see wether its good enough to take adsl...
    Still i sold it on well look luv i'll be able to download more mp3's and burn them for you to listern too...

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    JohnR,
    One thing is for sure,Once you can that 56k modem and go to adsl you'll never be able(or want to) use any thing else.:D

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    Just tested a new wireless access point pcmcia card in my laptop........1537 down.......328 up. Free to roam about the house,back deck or down the street for that matter.

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    Running a Dell Inspiron with 1 Gig pentium and 256 MB RAM using the built in 56K modem.

    It runs on Windows XP which gives you a small dialog next to the little connected icon when you connect telling you the connection speed- it ranges from 37.5 to 40kb, I'm assuming this is down load rather than upload speed!! Not sure how accurate it is.

    How is the US for broadband- the UK is a goddam shambles because British Telecom have monopoly on exchange hardware and are charging the earth for third party suppliers to access their network. This is facilitating the biggest technological farce in the history of telecommunications.

    If BT were a small country we would have invaded, killed it's leader and imposed our religion on it by now. Twice.

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